Team eLevate has signed Larry “Larry Lurr” Holland and Matt Sedowicz to their ranks, the organization announced via their website on Friday.

Formerly the operations manager for Noble eSports, Sedowicz will be acting as Team eLevate’s director of fighting games. His purpose within the organization is said to create a team of elite fighting game players to represent the organization in future events.

“I’m very excited to work with elevate and be able to build a fighting game team from the ground floor,” said Sedowicz, “eLevate has always had a dominant track record within other games and I’m excited for the chance to bring in players with that same level of skill and dedication to represent us in the FGC.”

Other than Smash, it was not specified what fighting games Team eLevate had a particular interest in delving into. However, Sedowicz went on to say that he believes Rising Thunder has potential to make it big in the competitive scene. He also said that they have several ideas in store for the next year that will be shared with fans at a later date.

Known as the second-best player in Southern California, Larry Lurr is regarded as one of the greatest Smashers in North America and the seventh-best player on the planet. He’s one of three people to ever eliminate Team SoloMid’s Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios, who is widely considered to be the best Smash 4 player in the world, and only the second to take two tournament sets off of him. He frequently uses Fox and Donkey Kong in Super Smash Bros for Wii U, but has proven himself as versatile player that can also manage Mario, Sheik, Zero Suit Samus, Falco and Luigi.

When asked about why he decided to join Team eLevate, Larry Lurr said that he is looking to, “Help be the bridge between fighting games in eSports, and big name organizations.”

Larry Lurr will be competing at CEO 2016 in the Smash 4 singles event, starting in pool C4, and Smash 4 doubles in pool A7 with Jason “ANTi” Bates. CEO 2016 is set to take place this weekend in Orlando, Florida.

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